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Innovative zinc-based batteries

Borchers, Niklas and Clark, Joseph Simon and Horstmann, Birger and Jayasayee, Kaushik and Juel, Mari and Stevens, Philippe (2020) Innovative zinc-based batteries. Journal of Power Sources. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.229309. ISSN 0378-7753. (In Press)

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Abstract

The demand for high-performance, affordable, and safe energy storage solutions is growing, driven in partby the incorporation of fluctuating electricity sources like wind turbines and solar cells in the electric grid.Batteries offer such a storage solution in both distributed systems such as households and large-scaleindustrial systems. The quest for more resource-efficient alternatives to lithium-ion batteries is on its way tomeet the increasing demand. Zinc batteries are particularly ecologically friendly due to their use of abundantraw materials and their facile recyclability. High energy densities add to the benefits of this technology.These advantages stem from the use of zinc metal electrodes in combination with effective and affordableaqueous electrolytes. Zinc battery types are distinguished by their cathode materials and electrolytic chargecarriers. Zinc-air batteries work with oxygen from air and have the potential to offer the highest energydensities. Zinc-flow batteries could enable large scale battery storage. Zinc-ion batteries are a more recentdevelopment which promise large power densities and long cycle lives. In this review, these technologiesare discussed in detail. We summarize the development status of each technology, criticize typicaldeficiencies of current studies, discuss technological challenges, and highlight promising future research directions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/139374/
Document Type:Article
Title:Innovative zinc-based batteries
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Borchers, Niklasniklas.borchers (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9618-3723
Clark, Joseph SimonSINTEF IndustryUNSPECIFIED
Horstmann, Birgerbirger.horstmann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1500-0578
Jayasayee, KaushikSINTEF IndustryUNSPECIFIED
Juel, MariSINTEF IndustryUNSPECIFIED
Stevens, PhilippeElectricité de France (EDF)UNSPECIFIED
Date:2020
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Power Sources
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.229309
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0378-7753
Status:In Press
Keywords:Zinc-air batteries; Zinc-ion batteries; Zinc metal electrode; Aqueous electrolyte
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures
HGF - Program Themes:Electrochemical Energy Storage
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SP - Energy Storage
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Electrochemical Prcesses (Batteries) (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Computational Electrochemistry
Deposited By: Bolay, Linda
Deposited On:16 Dec 2020 14:46
Last Modified:16 Dec 2020 14:46

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